Process Development Engineer
Metamaterial Technologies Inc.
Dartmouth, NS
MTI specializes in metamaterial research, nanofabrication, and computational electromagnetics. MTI has developed a wide array of metamaterial applications that encompass several industries, including aerospace and defense, healthcare, energy, education, and clean-tech. MTI is a highly innovative company that has attracted international attention for its advanced, and completely unique technology. MTI is headquartered in Halifax, Nova Scotia and has offices in London, England and Pleasanton, California.

About the role:
Our people are the driving force behind our successes, and our team is growing. At this time, MTI offers an exciting opportunity to join as a Process Development Engineer and lead our engineering efforts in developing the proprietary Rolling Mask Lithography (RML®) equipment and process technology to meet internal goals and customer requirements in MTI Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada.

Role requires flexibility in traveling to our Pleasanton, California USA site for training and any other support needed in the technology transfer.

Key responsibilities & duties

While the role and responsibilities will vary based on business priorities, they typically include:

Be a technical leader for the lithography technology transfer from Pleasanton, USA to Halifax, NS.
Set the chemicals requirements for the Lithography process under Nova Scotia, Canada’s regulation (i.e. safety, suppliers, storage, use and waste)
Develop and improve the RML® lithography processes and associated hardware.
Develop robust production processes using Design of Experiments (DOEs).
Establish validation and verification criteria for new processes & products.
Create and revise documentation detailing production processes.
Rigorously verify performance using all available metrology methods and tools.
Ensure that lithography goals are met and effectively contribute to overall company goals.
Stay abreast of best practices and technologies and provide input on new processes to enhance or expand capabilities.
Interface with Optical and Materials Engineering teams regarding process capabilities, materials, and review new products.
Identify, facilitate, and prioritize opportunities for process improvements.

MSc in Chemical or Material Engineering
3+ years of photolithography development experience
Canada work authorization


Experience in chemicals use requirements under Nova Scotia, Canada’s regulation (i.e. safety, suppliers, storage, use and waste).
Experience in technology scale up from R&D to production.
Fast technical and/or scientific document generation/modification.
Self-motivated with the ability to align priorities in accordance with business goals and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
Preference would be given to those who can join immediately

Technical competencies desired

Experience in standard semiconductor lithography tools and processes (contact and projection lithography, photoresist coating, development, and removal).
Experience in emerging lithography tools and processes (near-field, phase mask, holographic or interference lithography, soft lithography, nanoimprint lithography) a big plus.
Broad experience with many photolithography resist systems and optimal application. Fundamental resist design experience a plus.
Hands-on equipment and tool operating experience.
Comfortable working in Clean room environment; experience with Clean Room hygiene protocols and ISO standards.
Comfortable working with hazardous chemicals; experience with hazmat handling protocols.

Behavioral competencies desired

Team player who enjoys working with different disciplines.
High level of independence on the job, effective oral and written communications skills, self-motivated.
Ownership and accountability
Strong interpersonal and organizational skills
Ability to work effectively with cross-functional working groups, skill levels and expertise in a global environment
Participate in proactive team efforts to achieve departmental and company goals.
Contribute to building a positive team spirit.
Communicate effectively with all levels of employees.
Perform other related duties as assigned.
Maintain the highest degree of honesty and integrity at all times.

Why work with us?

We think benefits should actually make a difference in your life. So, instead of focusing on trivial perks, we focus on providing benefits with long-term impact.
Paid benefits: We pay for your Medical, Dental and Vision premiums.
Life insurance & AD&D: We hope you never need it, but we provide it just in case.
We offer a wellness allowance to encourage you to invest in your health & wellness
Work life balance: 40-hour work week. Employees and managers work together to bring some flexibility when needed
Paid time off: We offer ample paid time-off so that you can rejuvenate and spend some quality time with your loved ones
Paid holidays: We offer 13+ paid holidays including 3 days between Christmas & NYE.
We also offer Paid sick and appointment time-off to help you cope with health and other urgent needs
Learning & development: We are proud of our diverse and global team. If you join us, you get the opportunity to work with some of the finest scientists and engineers from all over the world!

Metamaterial Technologies Inc. is committed to diversity in its workforce including Equal Employment Opportunity for minorities, all genders, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

We thank all candidates for their interest. Please note that due to a large amount of applications that we expect to receive, only the most qualified candidates will be contacted.